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After-hours Sample Submissions to KSVDL

KSVDL is open for sample reception 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am-noon on Saturday. Outside of those hours, samples and even deceased animals can be dropped off by going to the Emergency Desk at the Veterinary Health Center within the Veterinary Medicine complex. 

Please bring your completed submission form(s) along with your sample to the ER desk and let them know it is for KSVDL. If the sample is large or is an animal for necropsy the KSVDL intern will be paged to place the sample/animal in the necropsy cooler. Any small samples will be placed in the refrigerator where they are held until pick-up at the beginning of the next business day. 

There is no need for bulky packaging of small samples (blood tubes, swabs, etc) in a cooler with ice packs. If the sample is not to be refrigerated (Trich pouch) please mark that on the sample container and relay that information to the desk personnel as well. Trich pouches will be placed in the incubator until they are delivered to the laboratory at the beginning of the next business day. 

If you have any questions about after hours drop off contact Client Care during regular business hours at 866-512-5650 or clientcare@vet.k-state.edu.

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